The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, December 24, 2006

News for 12-24-06

Merry Christmas all!

12-24-06 - What a 'troop surge' in Iraq might accomplish Proponents of one prominent surge plan agree. Drawn up under the auspices of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the plan would put four additional Army brigades into Baghdad and two additional Marine regimental combat teams into Sunni-dominated Anbar Province, in an effort to curtail Iraqi violence. The AEI is neocon central. When did they become charged with our military affairs? Outrageous.

12-24-06 - China urges more talks on Iran's nuclear program China, a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, wants more talks on Iran's nuclear program, state media and the government have reported, after the UN voted in favor of sanctions.

12-24-06 - Iran vows to press on with uranium enrichment

12-24-06 - Iran warns U.N. to expect reaction over sanctions "If they intend to deprive the Iranian nation of its certain right to nuclear technology by a resolution ... parliament will reconsider the nature of its relationship with the IAEA," Parliament Speaker Gholamali Haddadadel told state television.

12-24-06 - Iran forging ahead in Iraq without U.S. Tehran's top envoy here said there was no need for contacts with the United States aimed at stabilizing Iraq, saying that Iranians already were pursuing channels to help secure their embattled neighbor.

12-24-06 - PBS show focuses on military families One veteran talks proudly about how he had left behind a large glass jar filled with little messages from him for them to read, one a day, while he was gone. His daughter sits bravely beside him as he talks until she can't take it any more. She dissolves into tears at the memory.

12-24-06 - What We Wanted to Tell You about Iran Here is the redacted version of a draft Op-Ed article we wrote for The Times, as blacked out by the Central Intelligence Agency?s Publication Review Board after the White House intervened in the normal prepublication review process and demanded substantial deletions. Agency officials told us that they had concluded on their own that the original draft included no classified material, but that they had to bow to the White House.

12-24-06 - Source says 'outsider' Gates prepped for confirmation by Cheney's office ** recent comments by Gates and President Bush, as well as military activities in the Gulf, raise serious concern about White House plans for Iran......Another CIA official reiterates what has been already reported here and in and other publications for the past year, that "Cheney has promised that Iran will be taken care of by spring (of 2007)."

12-24-06 - Christmas under siege: Baghdad tree tradition dies Baghdad's large but dwindling Christian community has thus far not been a target for the rival Sunni and Shiite death squads whose attacks have pushed Iraq to the brink of all-out sectarian war.

12-24-06 - FEATURE - Anti-Israel "rabbis" face fallout from Jewish world Neturei Karta, Aramaic for "guardians of the city", was formed in Jerusalem in the 1930s as a bulwark against the growing Zionist movement in what was then British Mandate Palestine.

12-24-06 - Wolfowitz owes us an explanation Of course, plenty of other smart people also got Iraq wrong, so why single out Wolfowitz? Because from Bush on down, the politicians are being held accountable

12-24-06 - Could Bush Start Another War? **

12-24-06 - Israel praises U.N. Security Council decision to impose sanctions on Iran Israel's Defense Ministry said the international community "will need to continue to show determination to reach the goal of blocking Iran's nuclear plan."

12-24-06 - The Muslim prophet born in Bethlehem For centuries Muslims cherished the figure of Jesus, who is honoured in the Qur'an as one of the greatest of the prophets and, in the formative years of Islam, became a constituent part of the emergent Muslim identity.

12-24-06 - Iran sanctions ?very good for israel?

12-24-06 - Christmas trees become political symbols in Beirut "The opposition has succeeded in creating a brotherhood between Shiites from the south and Christians so that together they can demand an end to Western tutelage,"

12-24-06 - Hindsight is 20/20 - how israel duped US into fighting their wars


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